Search Results: "Teddy Atlas"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 2006

"A work of cumulative, powerful impact: This author doesn't allow anyone, readers included, to evade life's tough questions."
Boxing commentator and former trainer Atlas describes a youth spent looking for love and recognition in all the wrong places, until he found it inside the ropes. Read full book review >

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PALACE OF LIGHT by Jacoba Atlas
Released: May 26, 1989

A stirring saga about early Hollywood and a star-crossed brother and sister. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 1992

"An amiable handbook to the great debate: intelligent, personable, and informed, if not managing to become unusually cutting or deep."
From Atlas (Delmore Schwartz, 1977; The Great Pretender, 1986)—a slim, plain, and mainly sensible little guide to the crisis in the university. Read full book review >

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DAY & NIGHT by Teddy  Newton
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Bland, studiously inoffensive and robbed of most of its filmic progenitor's artistry and humor. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The writer and director of the wonderful Pixar animated short attached to Toy Story 3 shows here why he should stick to films. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW IN THE GARDEN by James Atlas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"A brutally honest examination of the biographical craft and a good companion piece to Richard Holmes' This Long Pursuit (2017)."
An illuminating account of a career as a biographer. Read full book review >

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TRASH CAN DAYS by Teddy Steinkellner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Some readers will get whiplash, but any time they're not enjoying the book, all they need to do is flip a few pages. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Good news for readers with short attention spans: Picking up this novel is like reading several books at once. Read full book review >

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THE LOVE SONG OF JONNY VALENTINE by Teddy Wayne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A very funny novel when it isn't so sad, and vice versa."
A provocative and bittersweet illumination of celebrity from the perspective of an 11-year-old pop sensation. Read full book review >

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THE LOST SPELLS by Anderson Atlas
Released: June 2, 2009

"Loaded with commentary, word definitions and story expansions, this fantastic debut young adult novel is a fast-moving, magical, action-adventure story that unobtrusively passes along a few lessons on how to disengage from the virtual world and develop solid values."
A displaced 12-year-old finds magic and adventure right in his new backyard. Read full book review >

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MY LIFE IN THE MIDDLE AGES by James Atlas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 3, 2005

"Arresting, thought-provoking, frightening, glorious."
Long-time literary journalist Atlas (Bellow, 2000, etc.) contemplates life and death in 11 poignant essays that chronicle the trials of growing older. Read full book review >

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TWO ROADS FROM HERE by Teddy Steinkellner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 20, 2017

"'Destiny or decision?' The answer may be unknowable, but Steinkellner gives readers something to think about. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Five high school seniors face major choices. Read full book review >